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quite lucky that ross was in charge of that attack. in fact, you know, he's nearly shot at the belmont home at the start of the british arrival in washington. and some of the british troops told civilians that, you know, if ross had been killed, you know, this town would have been absolutely decimated. and i don't really doubt that. okay, well, thank you very much. you are watching american history tv, all weekend, every weekend on sent -- on c-span three. join us for conversation and like us on facebook at c-span history. this year, c-span is touring cities across the country explore emergent history. next, a look at our recent visit to cheyenne, wyoming. you are watching american
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history tv all weekend, every weekend on c-span three. >> there we go. >> this is nexen. good. ♪ ♪ we are watching the wagons for the parade coming up next saturday, the cheyenne frontier days. we have rodeos and parades and pancake breakfast, 10 days of entertainment western-style. >> this is number 16? >> yeah. >> the last carriages will go into the parade. there are four parade scheduled for every year. we are going down to the parade lot which is where they are accumulating for their first
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pull down which will be on the first saturday of frontier. this is the staging area for the four parades that people see during frontier days, saturday, tuesday, thursday and saturday. cheyenne frontier days is staged by all volunteers so it gets to be quite a job getting everything ready. this is what we call our parade lot. and this is where we part the carriages that will be seen in each of the parades. there are 58 carriages that will be seen in the parade. eight of them go down at the very first. we call that our vip section and the back part is just the all-time vehicle section. -- the old-time vehicle section ma call people in cheyenne to ride in the different carriages and fit them in garments that
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are appropriate for the carriage. we have a group of ladies called the wheels. they were named after a group of men that worked for front tier days and were called the heels. they are the heels and we are the wheels. though wheels were started when the first grade started. a lady named mrs. boyce had an idea to get people to frontier days and organized operate in 1922. it was so successful that by 1927, it became an annual event and now we have the four parades during frontier days. the wheels have grown and still stage this. frontier days is symbolic of the american west. what -- it's it's our largest and strongest economic development project because it costs -- it pumps a lot of money the cheyenne.
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the national rodeo finals are in las vegas every year and they choose the outstanding rodeos. cheyenne frontier days has, for the past six years, been the prize-winning, largest outdoor rodeo in the world. it has a fantastic reputation and a people come to see it, they will know why. it is very special. there is something to do every minute. where c-span's local content vehicles are going next online at www.c-span.org/local content. you're watching american history tv all weekend every weekend on c-span3. >> tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern on american history tv, u.s. naval academy history professor laurie bogle teaches a class on the american soldiers taken prisoner during the korean war. she explains how the warring nations used prisoners to intimidate their enemies and describes the effect of
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captivity and attempts by the enemy at political indoctrination. that is on lectures in history, our weekly program that takes you inside college classrooms across the country for lectures ranging from the american revolution to 9/11. on sunday at 8:00 p.m. eastern on american history tv, a discussion about ronald reagan's legacy, hosted by the reagan presidential foundation and library. 2014 marked 10 years since ronald reagan's death. panelists include reagan biographer luke cannon and former reagan speechwriter peggy noonan. history bookshelves features popular american history writers and airs every weekend at this time. the u.s. constitution was signed on september 17, 1787. next author, history professor richard beeman describes the contentious debate at the

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